Helicopter crash investigation near completion
PANAMA.Three months after the crash of the SAN-100 helicopter in which 11 people died, the Civil Aeronautics Authority (AAC) director, E...
PANAMA.Three months after the crash of the SAN-100 helicopter in which 11 people died, the Civil Aeronautics Authority (AAC) director, Eustacio Fabrega has announced that the case will close soon.
The ACC is waiting for a report by aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to finalize the investigation.
Fabrega spoke against those who reacted to a supposed document written on February 7, 2007 by the pilot Alexis Camarena which said that the SAN-100 helicopter should not be used to transport people.
According to high-ranking government officials this document was altered by the newspaper La Prensa because it does not coincide with the time and date of the report. It additionally does not have the seal of the National Air Service (SAN).
For Fabrega, these publications put a dent in the investigations that have been underway for two months with the participation of experts from the US, Chile, and Panama.
The ACC director acknowledged that the document by pilot Camarena was analyzed by the investigation committee.
However, he pointed out that they are pressuring Pratt & Whitney to deliver the results of their investigations in order to close the SAN-100 case.
Fabrega indicated that the Chilean authorities are satisfied with the results of the investigation produced by the technical commission.